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Key Republican joins Dems opposing Bolton nomination (WHY DID GOP WASTE ONE DIME ON CHAFEE?)
www.cnn.com ^ | November 10, 2006

Posted on 11/10/2006 4:26:31 AM PST by excludethis

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- This is probably not what President Bush had in mind when he stressed bipartisanship after the Democratic Party's midterm elections sweep.

A key Senate Republican has joined Democrats in opposing one of Bush's initiatives for the lame-duck Congress: John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

With leaders from both parties promising a new bipartisan Washington, Bush began efforts to get two of his most controversial decisions approved before the Democrats take over.

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But Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who was defeated in this week's election, said he would block Bolton's nomination.

Chafee, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters that he did not believe Bolton's nomination would move forward without his support.

"The American people have spoken out against the president's agenda on a number of fronts, and presumably one of those is on foreign policy," the Rhode Island moderate told The Associated Press.

"And at this late stage in my term, I'm not going to endorse something the American people have spoke out against."

The committee, dominated 10-8 by Republicans, requires a majority vote to send the nomination to the Senate floor. A tie would be the same as a no vote.

. . .

Bolton's appointment will expire in January unless the Senate confirms him, and the probable next chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee says approval is unlikely.

"I see no point in considering Mr. Bolton's nomination again in the Foreign Relations Committee because, regardless of what happens there, he is unlikely to be considered by the full Senate," said Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, who is set to become the committee's chairman and control the agenda in January.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bolton; byebyelinkie; chafee; rat; rino; traitor; turncoat; weasel
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1 posted on 11/10/2006 4:26:33 AM PST by excludethis
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To: excludethis

What do you think that that little weasel will be doing in the real world? Has he ever earned a dime in the private sector?


2 posted on 11/10/2006 4:29:05 AM PST by Thebaddog (Labrador Retrievers are the dog's dog)
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To: excludethis

For all those who say we need RINOs in the party - here is exhibit A why we do not. And I'm not talking about moderate Republicans - I am talking flaming liberals who still have the (R) next to their name.


3 posted on 11/10/2006 4:29:07 AM PST by dirtboy (John Kerry - the world's only re-usable political suicide bomber.)
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To: excludethis

For Chafee to go this far is beyond despicable.


4 posted on 11/10/2006 4:30:58 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: excludethis

Certainly the party would have held out for a tradeoff like a concession on this before spending those millions on his sorry campaign...........

Also notice how Spector helped Santorum and Warner helped Allen....

Chaffee's stance is outrageous though....he has no scruples at all and we all know where he can go....


5 posted on 11/10/2006 4:31:28 AM PST by Tribemike (Here is the text of the article....)
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To: excludethis

We must also count our blessing.


6 posted on 11/10/2006 4:32:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: excludethis
I'm sure going to miss that Chafee.

NOT!

Any wonder why the Republican party got its head cut off?

We are not finished yet cleaning house!

Spector, Graham, McCain, and a few other RINO's need to get booted too, right along with the liberal socialist Chafee.
7 posted on 11/10/2006 4:32:42 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN wounded and home recouping with my family!)
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To: Thebaddog

Probably a low work, high pay appointment inside the Bush administration.


8 posted on 11/10/2006 4:33:52 AM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: excludethis

Isn't it time for a good old Clinton-like smear-job on this guy?


9 posted on 11/10/2006 4:34:22 AM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: excludethis

What an ungrateful POS.


10 posted on 11/10/2006 4:34:25 AM PST by jbarkley
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Can't they just boot him off the committee and put someone else on.

It' like it's not going to matter, since lincy is out in January anyways.

11 posted on 11/10/2006 4:36:03 AM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: excludethis

Can't he be yanked from that position?


12 posted on 11/10/2006 4:37:18 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: Thebaddog

A spokesman for the Terrorist on how to defeat America as a liberal disguised as a Republican to fool them into voting for you.

Examples are Terrorist supporters Sen. Graham, Sen. McCain, Sen. Spector and others.


13 posted on 11/10/2006 4:37:56 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN wounded and home recouping with my family!)
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The republicans should throw him out of the party now and strip him of his place on the committee

The jerk is gone in January .. so who cares if he gets mad
14 posted on 11/10/2006 4:40:09 AM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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It's EXACTLY because of people like Chaffee.....Snowe.....Collins.....Graham......McCain.....Frist....and Hastert the the RATs are now in the majority.

IF the GOP is going to survive, the these weak-kneed, milquetoast RINOS need to be purged fron OUR ranks.

IF one is NOT a ROCK SOLID REAGAN CONSERVATIVE, they need to GO!


15 posted on 11/10/2006 4:41:57 AM PST by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: Dane
We should boot is rear end out now. Strip him of his committee seat and get Bolton to the full senate for a vote. DOES SENATOR FIRST HAVE ANY BALLS?

He already told Senator Frist that he was leaving the GOP - See: Sen. Lincoln Chafee May Leave GOP -

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1736003/posts

16 posted on 11/10/2006 4:42:20 AM PST by excludethis
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To: dirtboy

Jerk.

What does he think he will gain? A VP nomination from Hillary? Jefford's seat?


17 posted on 11/10/2006 4:43:26 AM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: excludethis

I'm so glad that P.O.S. lost. Wonder why "W" could not see what all of us see? He deserves whatever he gets. Hope he doesn't kiss Pelosi's or Reids feet to much!


18 posted on 11/10/2006 4:43:55 AM PST by ustanker (The cave dwellers are happy!)
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To: Howie66

What about a recess appointment?


19 posted on 11/10/2006 4:44:08 AM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: excludethis
He's a spikeful, sniveling little b$tch that needs to get one last shot it. Kinda like the jerk who get kicked out by his wife and puts a boot to the dog on the way out.

F this RAT lovin turd and be happy he can go back to Load Island and shrivel into darkness.

Glad to see that the conservatives have pruged the congress of the RINOS on this go round, even if it cost control for the next two years. Watch the RINOS who are up for reelect in 08 start trying to "get right with the Right or get left with the Left"TM Hey that should be out battle cry for the next two years.

20 posted on 11/10/2006 4:45:54 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If a pug barks and no one is around to hear it... they hold a grudge for a long time!)
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